Other Names

Half Locust Posture/ Pose, Ardha Shalabha or Salabha Asana, Ardh Shalabh or Adha Salabh Asan


This asana has a very little difference from Salabhasana, because in this asana only legs will be lifted upwards.

How to reach the stretch

  • Lie down on your stomach inĀ Advasana.
  • Put your chin on the ground and the rest part of the face should remain lifted upwards.
  • Now lift your both legs upwards. Your arms should rest on the both sides of your torso.
  • Remain in the pose for some time and relax.

How to release the stretch


  • It strengthens the muscles of the spine, buttocks, and backs of the arms and legs.
  • It stretches the shoulders, chest, belly, and thighs.
  • It improves posture.
  • It stimulates abdominal organs.


  • People with neck injuries should keep their head in a neutral position by looking down at the floor; they might also support the forehead on a thickly folded blanket.
  • Who have the problem of headache or serious back injury should not do this asana.

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